DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 45                                              March 9,1998

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMISSION ADOPTS SECOND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING REGARDING EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM MESSAGE OVERRIDES. Report No: CI-98-2. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: March 4, 1998. Dkt No.: FO-91-171, FO-91-301. (FCC No. 98-33) CIB Contact: Compliance and Information Bureau Contact, Emergency Alert System Staff: (202) 418-1220. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8003.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 9, 1998. MULTIPLE CHECKS FOR ONE APPLICATION. (DA No. 98-475). Contact: Billings & Collections Branch: (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980475.txt

Report No: NCD-140. Released: March 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Network Changes With Contingent Implementation Dates. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-2341.

Report No: NCD-141. Released: March 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Network Change Short Term Certification Received. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Ms. Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

Released: March 9, 1998. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION'S REVISED PROCEDURES FOR FILING FORMAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST COMMON CARRIERS BECOME EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 1998. Contact: Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-0960. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8005.txt

Report No: 44193. Released: March 9, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980309.txt

Report No: 24193. Released: March 9, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980309.txt

Released: March 9, 1998. DELAYED OPENING FOR OPA'S REFERENCE OPERATIONS.Reference Rooms open at 1:00 pm on March 10. Contact: Bill Cline: (202) 418-0267. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8012.txt

Released: March 9, 1998. PETITION FOR EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION FILED - COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON "PETITION FOR EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION OF THE CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION" IN THE MATTER OF CALLING PARTY PAYS SERVICE OPTION IN THE COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO.SERVICE, Comments Due: May 8, 1998; Reply Comments Due: June 8, 1998. (DA No. 98-468). Dkt No.: WT-97-207. Contact: Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Dr. Joseph Levin or David Siehl at (202) 418-1310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980468.txt

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND AND THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND 1998 JOSEPHINE L. TAYLOR LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE WASHINGTON, DC. March 8, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek807.html

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US WEST D/B/A MEDIA ONE. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate increase and equipment rental and installation charged by US West d/b/a Media One, in Dexter, MI, effective July 1, 1997. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-454). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980454.txt

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS II, L.P. Denied complaints concerning the cable programming services tier rates charged by Charter Communications in the City of Walnut, California. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-452). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980452.txt

MEDIA ONE OF EASTERN MICHIGAN, INC. Denied complaint filed against cable programming service tier rate increase and equipment rental and installation charged by Media One of Eastern Michigan, Inc., In Scio, MI, effective July 1, 1997. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-450). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980450.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF PADUCAH, INC. Dismissed a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Comcast Cablevision of Paducah, Inc. in the City of Metropolis, IL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-460). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980460.txt

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS ENTERTAINMENT II, L.P. Denied complaints filed against cable programming service tier rates charged by Charter Communications Entertainment II, L.P., in Alhambra, CA. Found cable programming service tier rates reasonable beginning October 1, 1996. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-462). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980462.txt

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS ENTERTAINMENT II, L.P. Denied complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by Charter Communications Entertainment II, L.P., in Pasadena, CA. Found cable programming service tier rates reasonable beginning January 1, 1997. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-463). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980463.txt

MEDIAONE OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN D/B/A MEDIA ONE. Denied complaint filed against MediaOne of Southeast Michigan d/b/a Media One concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Milan, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-453). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980453.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 6, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 44:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 6, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON US WEST PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM BARRIERS TO DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.Comments Due: April 6, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 6, 1998. (DA No. 98-469). Dkt No.: CC-98-26. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980469.txt

Released: March 6, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON AMERITECH PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM BARRIERS TO DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.Comments Due: April 6, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 6, 1998. (DA No. 98-470). Dkt No.: CC-98-32. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980470.txt

Report No: D-976. Released: March 6, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980311.pdf

Released: March 6, 1998. COMMENTS INVITED ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF POSSIBLE PREEMPTION OF LOCAL LAND USE AND ZONING LAWS REGARDING THE SITING AND CONSTRUCTION OF DIGITAL TELEVISION TOWERS.Comments Due: April 14, 1998; Reply Comments Due: April 29, 1998. (DA No. 98-458). Action by: Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/TV_Notices/da980458.txt

Report No: 2261. Released: March 6, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8011.txt

Released: March 6, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb80306.html

Released: March 6, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exa80306.html

Report No: 2259. Released: March 6, 1998. CORRECTED - OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED.Comments Due: 15 Days After This Correction.

Report No: LB-98-29. Released: March 6, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8021.txt

Released: March 6, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE CONDITIONAL GRANT OF 800 MHZ SMR LICENSES (NOTE: SEE DA 98-482, RELEASED 3/10/98 FOR CORRECTED DATE AND APPENDIX A).(Balances of Winning Bids are due by March 20, 1998) Auction Event No. 16; Comments Due 10 days after the date of this public notice. (DA No. 98-445). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980445.txt

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TRI-COUNTY TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION AND TCT WEST, INC. Denied the Petition of ITC's Inc. on Behalf of Tri-County Telephone Association and TCT West, Inc. for Waiver of Sections 36.611 and 36.612 of the Commission's rules. Adopted: March 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-459). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980459.txt

STOCKHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION/TRIBUNE COMPANY. Granted Tribune Company's request for an extension of its existing temporary waiver of the Commission's Rules to permit the continued common ownership of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper and WDZL, subject to the outcome of the Commission's review of the newspaper/television broadcast ownership rule in its 1998 biennial review of its ownership rules. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: March 5, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-456). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980456.txt

GTECH CORPORATION, CN WAN CORPORATION, RADSCAN OF DETROIT, INC., TELEBEEPER OF NEW MEXICO, INC., AND UNICOM CORPORATION. Granted the petitions for reconsideration filed by GTECH Corp., CN WAN Corp., Radscan of Detroit, Inc., TeleBeeper of New Mexico, Inc., and Unicom Corporation, and reinstated their applications for new MAS licenses nunc pro tunc. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-163). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980163.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 5, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 43:

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ERRATUM - EDWIN RAICES/ANDRES RIVERA REGIS D/B/A R&R COMMUNICATIONS. Issued to correct an inadvertence found in paragraph 2 of that Order (DA-98-428). That order makes reference to the Commission's Kansas City Office receiving a written complaint on October 14, 1997. The Detroit Field Office received that complaint. Action by Acting Director, Legal Services Group, Compliance Division, Compliance and Information Bureau. by Erratum. CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/er980428.txt